Innovation and trend expert Max Luthy to be opening keynote at #IABC20

IABC is thrilled to have innovation and trend expert Maxwell Luthy as the opening keynote at the 2020 IABC World Conference. This year’s IABC World Conference is about exploring the unexpected, disruptive and startling changes affecting businesses today. And it’s more than just about understanding what’s ahead, it’s about the leadership role we as business communication professionals can play to make our businesses thrive in a newly discovered future. Max Luthy will… Read More

Check out the #IABC20 World Conference breakout sessions!

Most of the IABC World Conference breakout sessions have now been posted online. Experts were drawn from around the world to shape a slate of session offerings that will give you the ideas you need to create communication results that will elevate your company and your career. Sessions will focus on innovation, best practices and an understanding of how to leverage the unique power of communication. To provide you with the highest quality… Read More

Did you know World Conference attendance counts toward professional certification?

Yes, that’s right. Both the main IABC World Conference sessions and the Strategic Adviser Forum, which is the event’s pre-conference workshop, will help you meet the eligibility requirements for certification programs offered by the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC). As a business communicator, professional certification can elevate your career and help keep your skills fresh and applicable. It provides a great opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise. And it could help you land… Read More

Keynote Carmen Simon to explore the neuroscience of engagement at #IABC20 World Conference

Carmen Simon, Ph.D., is changing how the world communicates. A cognitive neuroscientist, she has helped some of the world’s most visible brands craft memorable messages by focusing on how the brain works. Simon joins a 2020 IABC World Conference keynote speaker lineup that already includes Google’s Abigail Posner, with more announcements to come. Join us for an enlightening session that will offer new approaches to engaging your audiences. An intriguing approach to… Read More

The Excellence Gala: An evening to remember

Held each year in celebration of the highest achievements in the communication profession, the glamorous Excellence Gala at the IABC World Conference is the communication professional’s night of nights, filled with inspiration, delicious food, entertainment and great company. At the Excellence Gala, IABC honors Gold Quill Award winners, as well as special awards like the Jake Wittmer Research Award, Business Issue Award and Sharon Berzok Award. The Gold Quill Awards, IABC’s premier awards program, recognizes and fosters excellence in the… Read More

Need a business case for attending the World Conference?

Professional development support is not just a critical part of advancing your career, it’s an important investment in the organization you serve. That’s why we’ve developed a letter designed to help you make a convincing case for why you should get the time and resources to join your peers at the world’s largest annual global conference for professional communicators.

Join #IABC20 World Conference keynote Abigail Posner, head of strategy at Google’s Brand Unit

The world is changing rapidly. We need to innovate and get creative if we’re going to continue to capture people’s attention and deliver results. But how do we do it? This is one of the questions we’ll answer at the 2020 IABC World Conference in Chicago next June, as we connect and learn around our theme of “Shift: #AreYouReady.” And we’ve just lined up the perfect keynote speaker to help drive the discussion and inspire the ideas required to… Read More

Spice up your 2019 World Conference experience with offsite tours!

Come a bit early to the World Conference and you’ll have the chance to experience Vancouver for the first time or like never before. If you’re a foodie, a cyclist, enjoy a great walk or love exploring the world from the sky, you are in luck! We have something for everyone. Take a plane ride with a stop for a lovely lunch, tour the city on a bike, discover hidden treasures as… Read More

Here’s who you can expect to meet at the #IABC19 World Conference

Unparalleled networking with peers from around the world. Inspiring speakers who will change the way you think about your work, and the world at large. A chance to hone your skills and learn about how to meet the challenges of the future from the best in the business. These are just a few of the reasons for communication professionals to attend IABC’s annual World Conference happening 9–12 June 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, with… Read More

Strategic Adviser Forum: Build alignment and increase business value

Did you know that building alignment is a chance for your organizations to boost its competitive advantage? And for you as a communicator, it’s a chance to take the lead on alignment and significantly increase the demonstrable business value you provide. To learn how, join the pre-conference Strategic Adviser Forum session, “Alignment: how communicators can change the face of leadership.” The session takes place on Sunday, 9 June from 9 a.m. to… Read More

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